Thursday, May 24, Ravine will host a special 3-course dinner (with a few extras here and there) to benefit Oxford’s Food Pantry, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary and honoring director emeritus June Rosentreter.
The cost will be $45 per person, with an optional wine pairing for $65, not including tax and gratuity. Reservations are suggested; call Ravine at 234-4555.
See Thursday’s event menu here. All profits will benefit The Pantry.
Thursday’s art opening featuring Lisa Williamson of Memphis is the kickoff of several events coming up at Ravine.
The next food and wine pairing, scheduled for Wednesday, February 1, will carry the theme of “aphrodisiacs” as an early tribute to Valentine’s Day. The evening will begin at 6:00 p.m. and the cost is $30 per person. Call Ravine for reservations at 234-4555.
And speaking of Valentine’s Day, while Ravine is usually closed on Tuesdays, it will be open to accommodate those who want to enjoy a romantic evening near the fireplace. Call early to reserve a spot.
New menus (all except brunch) have also surfaced since the start of the new year. Check them out on the restaurant’s website or peruse them in person.
While you’re trying to cool yourself down in the 100-degree Oxford heat, think of all the wonderfully fresh fruits and vegetables summertime brings. Several restaurateurs in Oxford are relishing nature’s bounty—one going so far as to dedicate an entire evening to one beautiful fruit—the tomato.
Ravine’s 3rd Annual Tomato Dinner will be held Wednesday, August 17th starting at 6:00 p.m. The structure will be similar to past wine tastings at Ravine, with five wines each paired with food. This time, however, local tomatoes will be incorporated into each course—even dessert!
When asked what attendees can expect from the dinner, co-owner and chef Joel Miller told EatingOxford.com, “I tend to come up with the menus quite spontaneously, but expect a Ravine take on caprese, probably bolognese, and some tomato sorbet.”
The cost is $35 per person. Reservations are recommended at 662-234-4555.
Famed New Orleans chefs Anthony and Gail Uglesich will be joining chef owner Joel Miller at Ravine on June 2nd for a Meet & Eat to benefit More Than a Meal.
The menu will include:
Appetizer: mini crawfish pies or shrimp and grits
1st Course: barbecue oysters or stuffed pasta shells
2nd Course: chicken and andouille gumbo or crabmeat Louis
3rd Course: shrimp uggie or Paul’s fantasy
(All meals include Vino del Sol’s Zolo Chardonnay and Zolo Malbec)
Tickets are $75 per person and available at Ravine or at Nella on the Square. Contact Ravine at 662-234-4555 for more information.
In early February I mentioned the unveiling of a new tapas menu at Ravine. It’s now in full swing and offered exclusively on Wednesday evenings teamed with half-carafes of wine.
The complete menu is available online here and lists such items as a cheese plate with Bottletree ciabatta; hummus with housemade naan; beef tenderloin mini burgers; house ground beef and pork meatballs; fish tacos and crawfish beignets.
Prices on the Wednesday tapas menu range from $3 to $8.
This Thursday, February, 4th, new artwork from Keith Wiseman is going up on the walls at Ravine.
In celebration of Wiseman’s photographs being hung, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine will be served from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., providing a preview of the new tapas menu that will be a regular Wednesday offering.
For more information, call Ravine at 662-234-4555 and tell them EatingOxford.com sent you.